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Mar
02
2020

Bristow and Schiebel carry out UK’s first unmanned search and rescue aircraft trial

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INTERNATIONAL aviation leader Bristow is carrying out the UK’s first trial of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for lifesaving operations in maritime and land environments, in partnership with Schiebel Group. Bristow is the provider of the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Service.

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Mar
02
2020

AeroBrigham to debut external load technology

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March 2, 2020, Decatur, TX - Fixed and rotary wing MRO specialist, AeroBrigham will exhibit new external load technology from Swiss Rotor Solutions during the Aerial Firefighting North America exhibition in Sacramento, California, U.S.A. The Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) external load window technology is developed for the AStar series light single engine turbine helicopters and will be installed by AeroBrigham.

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Mar
02
2020

HII Completes Delivery of LHA 7 Amphibious Assault Ship to Navy - ExecutiveBiz

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HII Completes Delivery of LHA 7 Amphibious Assault Ship to Navy  ExecutiveBiz

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Mar
02
2020

Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades - AviationPros.com

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Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades  AviationPros.com

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Feb
28
2020

2019 General Aviation Survey is Open Now

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WASHINGTON– The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 42nd Annual General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey is open February 24 to July 10, 2020. This voluntary survey is distributed by mail to a representative sample of GA and on-demand Part 135 aircraft owners and operators. Survey participants may complete the survey online or by mail.

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Feb
28
2020

Fairbanks Morse to Supply Diesel Engines for USS Cleveland Under Lockheed Purchase Order - ExecutiveBiz

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Fairbanks Morse to Supply Diesel Engines for USS Cleveland Under Lockheed Purchase

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Feb
27
2020

Universal Avionics Appoints Don Milum as U.S. Senior Sales Manager

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Tucson, Arizona - February 27, 2020 – Robert Clare, Universal Avionics (UA) Director of Business Aviation Aftermarket Sales, announces that Mr. Don Milum has been appointed to the position of U.S. Senior Sales Manager. Don is based in Kansas City, Missouri U.S. and in his new role, will oversee the UA Sales team as well as the Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network in the U.S.

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Feb
27
2020

NTSB Final Report: Calhoun, GA

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On July 16, 2016, about 1315 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1, N6148D, was substantially damaged after it experienced ground resonance while on a taxiway at the Tom B David Field Airport (CZL), Calhoun, Georgia. The commercial pilot and a commercial pilot rated passenger were not injured. The helicopter was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated about 15 minutes earlier from CZL.

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Feb
27
2020

Ho, ho, ho! Here's the name of the Air Force's combat rescue helicopter - DefenseNews.com

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Ho, ho, ho! Here's the name of the Air Force's combat rescue helicopter  DefenseNews.com

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Feb
26
2020

Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 Prepares for the Opening Next Week

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Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 (AFF North America 2020) Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the aerial firefighting domain. Hosted at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California between 4 and 5 March, the event features an array of presentations on a diverse range of subjects.

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Feb
26
2020

Thomas Hundt appointed Executive Vice-President Finance at Airbus Helicopters

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Marignane, 26 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director for Airbus Helicopters Germany.

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Feb
26
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF WYOMING

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CHEYENNE, Wyo., -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, recently announced that it has agreed to an in-network contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming to provide its members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at discounted in-network rates.

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Feb
26
2020

Chance to see British-made Navy helicopters and radio tech from Leonardo on-board the UK’s new HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier in Liverpool Liverpool 26 February 2020 10:00

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Liverpool, 26th February 2020 – Visitors to the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, which will dock in Liverpool to welcome members of the public from February 29 to March 1, will be able to see advanced military helicopters and other UK-manufactured technology from defence and security company Leonardo on-board. In pride of place will be Leonardo’s AW159 Wildcat and AW101 Merlin helicopters, which keep watch over the carrier and the surrounding seas, ensuring the ship and its crew are well protected from enemy submarines, surface ships, aircraft and missiles.

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Feb
26
2020

Why is NASA sending 'Dragonfly' to Titan? Here are five reasons - India TV News

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Why is NASA sending 'Dragonfly' to Titan? Here are five reasons  India TV News

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Feb
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro

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Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association. Plans for services are still being determined and will be shared as soon as they are available.

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Feb
26
2020

CHC Helicopter Announces Theme, Opens Call for Papers for 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

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IRVING, TX – February 25, 2020 – CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the call for papers of the event. The 16th annual Summit will take place September 15 – 17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. This year’s theme is “2020 Vision: Maintaining Our Focus on the Future Without Forgetting the Past.”

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Feb
26
2020

Rostec Delivers the First Serial Produced Mi-38 to a Client - AviationPros.com

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Rostec Delivers the First Serial Produced Mi-38 to a Client  AviationPros.com

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Feb
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro - AviationPros.com

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Feb
25
2020

Bell Training Academy Prioritizes Safety with Fleetwide Installation of the Pulselite® System

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The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. The Pulselite System has been proven to significantly reduce bird strikes and decrease midair and ground collisions.

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Feb
25
2020

NTSB Final Report: Beattyville, KY

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On February 7, 2017, about 0520 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC 135, N135LG, was substantially damaged following a hard landing near Beattyville, Kentucky. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter departed from the Mt. Sterling base (IOB), Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and was destined for St. Helens, Kentucky. Visual meteorological conditions

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Feb
25
2020

Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Helicopter Company - AviationPros.com

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Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Helicopter Company  AviationPros.com

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Feb
24
2020

Global Medical Response to Acquire Two FRASCA Helicopter FTDs

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February 24, 2020. Urbana, IL. Global Medical Response, headquartered in Greenwood Village Colorado, has placed an order for two FRASCA Level 7 Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs), which will support aviation training for two of its air medical operations. Guardian Flight will begin using the Airbus H125 FTD, and Med-Trans Corporation will start using the Bell 407GX FTD for both initial and recurrent pilot training.

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Feb
24
2020

NTSB Final Report: Santa Barbara, CA

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On May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345.

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Feb
24
2020

British Columbia Enacts Tax Exemption for Electric Aircraft - Avionics - Aviation Today

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British Columbia Enacts Tax Exemption for Electric Aircraft - Avionics  Aviation Today

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Feb
22
2020

Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer - WIRED

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Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer  WIRED

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Feb
22
2020

Test Pilots Sound Off on Futuristic Helicopter Vying to Replace Army's Black Hawk - Military.com

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Test Pilots Sound Off on Futuristic Helicopter Vying to Replace Army's Black Hawk  Military.com

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Feb
21
2020

Safran opens new CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

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Safran Helicopter Engines has today celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter Engines. Launched in September 2015 and after a total investment of 50 M€, CAP 2020 represents a significant upgrade to the Tarnos facility. Now with 1,550 employees, Tarnos is the manufacturer’s second largest facility.

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Feb
21
2020

Kopter participated in the Singapore Airshow to increase visibility in Asia

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Mollis, Switzerland, February 21, 2020 - As part of Kopter’s commitment to develop its presence in Asia-Pacific, we took part in the 2020 edition of the Singapore Air Show held last 11th to 16th February. We exhibited on the Swiss Pavilion alongside other players of the Swiss Aviation Industry and jointly with Athen Development, a Singapore-based firm supporting our business activities in the region.

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Feb
21
2020

Kopter receives Production Organization Approval from FOCA

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This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ramp up its light single-engine SH09 helicopter.

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Feb
21
2020

NTSB Final Report: Encino, TX

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The purpose of the flight was to capture a bull with a net gun. While the pilot was maneuvering at low altitude, the gunner fired the net at a bull. The net deployed and ensnared the helicopter's skid and the bull. The bull continued to run, dragging the helicopter down, which resulted in the helicopter's collision with terrain.

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